Propositions

 Choose roll vs. double-roll

 From: Rafy Marootians Address: rafy@cairo.anu.edu.au Date: 7 March 1994 Subject: backgammon varient Forum: rec.games.backgammon Google: rafy.763046332@cairo

```A "gambling" type of hustler once made me an offer I could
not refuse.  We would play a game of backgammon where all the
rules were the same except for this.  On my turns, I would be
allowed to play any move I wanted to except doubles (ie I
could "roll" anything I wanted to) and on his turns he would
play 2 rolls (ie as if he has two goes back to back).

My (and many other BG players) immediate response was "sure I'll play -
I mean how can I loose! Any blot he leaves me I can hit.  I can always
make points in my home board etc etc"

I think if you try this variation of play (not rules) you'll
see that its actually quite hard to win being the player that
can play anything.  It cost me about \$5 to find that out
though...:-)

Rafy
```

 Kit Woolsey  writes: ```This is an old and very interesting proposition, one which I spent many profitable hours playing several years ago. There is quite a lot of skill involved playing both sides of the proposition. The call your own player obviously never misses a shot and easily builds his board. The twice in a row player is very effective in races, as you can well imagine. If I remember correctly the twice in a row player had a slight advantage if both players played well, but the advantage wasn't all that great. At the time I was perfectly willing to play either side of the prop, and if my opponent wasn't familiar with the problems involved I was a virtually certain winner. Kit ```

### Propositions

Choose roll vs. double roll  (Larry Deckel, Jan 1997)
Choose roll vs. double-roll  (Rafy Marootians+, Mar 1994)
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Fifteen on the bar  (Pete+, Nov 2002)
Monte Carlo 1998  (Daniel Murphy, Feb 2006)
No ones  (Murat Kalinyaprak, Oct 2002)
Opening 11 vs. Owning the cube  (Bob Ebbeler+, Aug 1999)
Tino Road Position  (Arthur+, Apr 2005)
Up in the air  (Daniel Murphy, Feb 2006)